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The Learning Center

Services 

The Learning Center equips our community with tools and information to be more effective.

Our current services include:

  • Leading trainings and workshops that build capacity and professional development.
  • Researching and publishing information that highlights community needs and offers solutions.
  • Promoting and partnering with existing training resources and develop new or additional trainings.
  • Serve as a resource for other systems of care to learn about homeless services and share information and resources.

For more information about the Learning Center, trainings, or how to host your own training please contact Carl Wiley at cwiley@allchicago.org.

Resources 

Research and Reports by All Chicago

Evaluation of Chicago's Plan to End Homelessness

Researchers from the University of Chicago and Loyola University Chicago, in collaboration with the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness, conducted a two-year independent evaluation of how the Plan to End Homelessness has impacted Chicago's homeless system. The final reports have been released and are available for review.

Initial Results
In November 2010, the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness released the first year results of the Evaluation of Chicago’s Plan to End Homelessness in two reports. View the Qualitative Report and the Quantitative Report to learn more. For additional information about the initial results, see the researchers' Power Point Presentation (March 2011).

Final Results
In September 2011, the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness released the final results of the Evaluation of Chicago's Plan to End Homelessness. Read the final report or view the researchers' Power Point Presentation detailing the results.

Final Provider Survey Report
In May 2012, the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness released the final provider survey results of the Evaluation of Chicago’s Plan to End Homelessness. View the final report to learn more.

Final Youth Report
In June 2012, the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness released the final youth results of the Evaluation of Chicago’s Plan to End Homelessness: Youth Component. Read the final report of the researchers detailing the results.

Training Materials 

2017 Trainings

July 7, 2017 - HUD Housing Programs and Participant Leases (Webinar)
Webinar Slides
Webinar Recording

June 23, 2017 - Stronger and Richer: Strengthening Chicago's CoC Collective Impact Model (Webinar)
CoC SWOT Analysis
Summary of Community Session Responses
Strategy Memo
Webinar PowerPoint Slides

2016 Trainings

February 2, 2016 - Chronic Homeless Definition - Final Rule Training
Chronic Homeless Definition - Final Rule - Webinar 
Chronic Homeless Definition - Final Rule - PP Handout

September 27, 2016 - How To's of Government Funding Beyond HUD Grants 
How To's of Government Funding Beyond HUD Grants - Webinar
 

October 21, 2016 - CoC Orientation 
Presentation Slides
CoC Terms and Acronyms
HUD CoC Funding Process

Impact 

In 2016, we hosted 42 trainings for more than 900 attendees on topics such as Legal Issues for Homeless Youth. We participated in Notre Dame’s research study proving that emergency financial assistance lowers instances of homelessness by 76%, which was published in the August 2016 edition of the peer-reviewed journal, Science.